PUPPY TRAINING
From 8 weeks of age
1:1 learning programs now available in our COVIDSafe status
The 8-16 week age window is the perfect time to take advantage of your puppy's critical period of socialisation, where everything that happens in this age bracket will shape your puppy in to what they will be as an adult dog. Making it a positive experience is the key to a happy, well behaved and well socialised adult dog.
Advanced puppies (>16 weeks) will learn just as much in this program - just with a "teenage" brain.
All welcome.

PUPPY TRAINING & SOCIALISATION

Our Puppy Training Program will teach you and your pup everything to be an awesome puppy parent:

  • Reward based training (positive reinforcement) & learning with games

  • Socialisation period goals with calm, choice & confidence

  • Learning theory and clicker training

  • Understanding puppy behaviours and how to manage them successfully, teething and mouth manners, toilet training, sleeping behaviours and crate training

  • Household set up for success, including Kids & Dogs games and safety

  • Puppy timetables - sleep, play, train, toiletting, relaxing, being independent

  • Canine body language and appropriate play & meeting patterns with people and other dogs,

  • Understanding fear periods, confidence & growth bursts,

  • Understanding energy patterns of your puppy,

  • Grooming and handling confidence,

  • Enrichment and independence,

  • Loose leash walking and Recall training

  • Obedience skills for a socially successful dog,

  • Dog owner responsibilities and lots of fun ways to train all of these elements

  • Question and Answer time 

  • Private DOT DOGS Facebook Group - support, safe socialisation, sharing, community, training and fun

  • Invitation to join PUPPY PLAY DATES for PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES in our Urban Dog Skills Program

PRIVATE PUPPY TRAINING     $150/hour

Our trainer can help you and your puppy in your own space and time with individualised attention

  • Prepare for puppy’s arrival

  • Set up the home space

  • Train the family for success with our Family Training lessons

  • Provide in home training sessions to consolidate all skills and get you and your puppy real world ready

  • Provide daytime visits for puppy training and activities while you are away for the day

  • Prepare for the next steps to confident socialisation in our Urban Dog Skills/Puppy Play Dates program

  • Advanced puppy skills (Puppy 2.0) for our older puppies

  • Provide a safe and supervised Puppy Play Date program - helping our people and puppies begin a socially confident journey through life

  • Includes our exclusive Puppy School Support Notes & Training Program ebook - class programs and support resources

  • Invitation to join PUPPY PLAY DATES for PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES - see details in our Urban Dog Skills Program

VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM   $15

Your Puppy School (Virtual Learning Program) package includes:

  • Our exclusive Puppy School Support Notes & Training Program ebook - class programs and support resources

  • Puppy School Skills videos (5) - each covering the 5 class training program

  • 1:1 Puppy Support calls (2) via visual platforms. These Puppy Chats (30 minutes each) are fantastic for individual training, puppy problem solving and puppy family support.

  • Invitation to join PUPPY PLAY DATES for PUPPY SOCIALISATION CLASSES in our Urban Dog Skills Program

 

  • PUPPY+ PROGRAM​   $100/hour

  • PUPPY+: Puppy School Support Program

  • Pups: 8 weeks - 6 months of age

  • Puppy School registration required

Contact Us now to register for Classes with the following details:

1. Your preferred class date/time

2. Your name, email address and mobile number

3. Puppy name, sex, date of birth, breed and number of vaccinations received so far.

*****INDOOR CLASSES CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE *****

Held at Thornbury Veterinary Hospital, 670-672 High Street, Thornbury, www.thornburyvet.com.au

All pups who have had their first vaccination (given at 6-8 weeks) are eligible to attend.

Maximum of 5 puppies per class gives everyone great space for play, learning activities and individual attention.

See our Calendar of Events for our upcoming Puppy School Programs.

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